Visit the Museum

 

General Admission

Adults: $14.00
$1.00 Off Discount for Seniors (over 60 years old): $13.00
$2.00 Off Discount for Military (active and retired): $12.00
$4.00 Off Discount for Students: $10.00
Children ages 7 – 12: $7.00

Children 6 and under are admitted free. A 50% discount off of adult admission is extended to all St. Johns County Residents who provide photo identification with current St. Johns county address – on the audio tours only – and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or on a group basis.


Docent led guided tours are available by reservation only for groups. Prices for the docent led tours are $19.00 Adults, $9.00 Children ages 7 – 12, and children 6 and under are admitted free.

All admission prices subject to Florida State sales tax.


Hours and Location

Museum Hours

Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (last admission at 4:30 PM) 

Sunday: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (3:30pm last admission)


 

Closed

Easter Sunday
Mother’s Day
Father’s Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day


We are located at 83 King Street St. Augustine Florida 32084 across from Flagler College and West of Lightner Museum.

Contact us: 904-829-9887

The Tour

Self guided audio tours in English, Spanish, and French are included with admission and run continuously throughout the day. The audio tours average between 45 and 60 minutes depending on the pace that you are comfortable with. Touring the Villa Zorayda Museum requires standing and walking for the length of your visit. Limited seating is available in certain areas. Instructions on using the audio guide are given at the beginning of each tour and are clear and simple enough for anyone to use and enjoy the experience. Audio guides must be held to the guests ear to hear the tour. The Museum does not provide headphones, but if guests would like to use their own they are welcome to.

The handheld audio guide tells visitors about the Zorayda’s lively 138 years of history including the building’s importance to St. Augustine, details about its design and construction, memories from its time as a gambling casino, restaurant, and speakeasy, and information about the impressive 98% original art and antique collection of both of the previous owners.

Our staff is happy to answer questions and give more information about certain pieces or events.

 Printed copies of the English version of the audio tour available upon request.


Your visit to the Villa Zorayda Museum will cover 2 levels with one flight of stairs. Because of the historic architecture of the building, there is no elevator inside. Guests with mobility issues should advise the attendant at the entrance of the Museum. A wheelchair entrance can be accessed at the rear of the building with assistance from the Museum staff. Please know that many areas inside are narrow and there is very limited seating inside. The building was built in 1883 without electricity and plumbing as a private residence and still retains its original architecture. Please contact the Museum at 904-829-9887 for more information.


Museum Rules

The Villa Zorayda Museum does not permit: food, beverages, umbrellas, large strollers, or smoking inside. Large bags, items, and backpacks are required to be left with the attendant at the front. Please refrain from touching the walls or artifacts inside the Museum. Animals are not permitted inside the Museum with exception of service dogs. Non flash photography is now permitted inside select areas of the Museum.

Non recreational photography and videography must be arranged in advance with Museum approval. Please contact the Museum at 904-829-9887 or info@villazorayda.com for commercial and non recreational photography and video.


Covid- 19 Update

The Villa Zorayda Museum is adhering to CDC guidelines to keep our guests and staff safe.

-Admission includes a self guided audio tour
-All audio guides are sanitized
-Face masks are optional
-Purchase tickets in advance here 
-We appreciate your understanding and kindness during this time

The Villa Zorayda Museum has been privately owned by the Mussallem/Byles family for over 100 years. We are happy to be open for you to visit the Museum.

Updated 7/06/2022


Group Information

The Villa Zorayda has recently purchased additional guides for our self guided audio tours. Groups can now be offered the audio guide as a more affordable way to tour the Museum. Groups of 10 to 20 are able to take the audio tour at a discounted rate.

Docent led tours can be arranged for groups of 10 or more. Docent led tours are ideal for groups of 10 or more and are offered at a discounted rate compared to private tours of the Museum.

Private Evening Christmas Tours can be arranged for groups during St. Augustine’s “Nights of Lights Celebration” November- the beginning of January.

For group prices and reservations please call 904-829-9887 or email villazorayda@bellsouth.net. All groups must be scheduled in advance.


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